Michelle Beard

Michelle Beard

Assoc. MAPS, B.B.Sc., Grad Dip (App. Psych), Grad Dip (HR & ER), MHRM

Michelle brings a wealth of experience to individuals and couples seeking fertility treatment and emotional support and has been providing a friendly, compassionate and non-judgmental service for over 17 years.

Michelle works primarily in:

  • Fertility issues
  • Donor counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Peri-natal and post-natal depression
  • Eating Disorders and establishing healthy attitudes around eating behaviour

Michelle is a psychologist who has a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences with Honours, a Graduate Diploma of Human Resources and Employee Relations and a Masters of Human Resources and Employment Law from Melbourne University.

Michelle is a registered psychologist with AHPRA, an associate member of the Australian Psychology Society, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association, and a Medicare provider for clinical psychology services.

Michelle has had extensive experience in both private practice and high-level management roles, having worked as a Human Resources Director for nine years and Director of two international consulting firms.  Michelle currently has a private practice in Balwyn, Victoria.

Michelle is passionate about providing counselling that empowers her clients to make effective, long-lasting change in their lives.  Michelle assists her clients to gain a greater understanding of the difficulties they may be experiencing, to build upon their existing strengths and develop new coping behaviours, in order to work towards achieving their personal goals.

Michelle draws on a number of therapeutic orientations including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy.

Michelle is looking forward to supporting you through your fertility journey.


For more information on Michelle, please visit her website: www.progressive-minds.com


  • Progressive Minds Psychology, 218 Whitehorse Road Balwyn VIC 3103





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